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The following free transfers exist between the three divisions of the New York City Subway (IRT/IND/BMT). For track connections, see List of New York City Subway inter-division connections.

All divisionsEdit

14th Street-Sixth Avenue:

42nd Street–Times Square:

This IRT-BMT transfer was in place by 1948. The transfer to/from the IND was added in the 1970's.

59th Street–Lexington Avenue:

The IRT-BMT transfer was in place by 1948.

The MetroCard transfer to the IND 63rd Street Line was added on December 16, 2001, when the Queens section of that line was completed. Since the F service had moved to the new line, there was no longer a direct transfer to the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, and so this transfer was added with an above-ground walk, free for MetroCard users within two hours of the original boarding.

Fulton Street–Broadway–Nassau:

This was in place by 1948.

IRT/INDEdit

42nd Street–Bryant Park–Fifth Avenue:

For a time before the passageway was built, a free transfer was provided here via transfer tickets.[1]

53rd Street-Lexington Avenue:

59th Street-Columbus Circle:

74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue:

This was in place by 1948.

161st Street–Yankee Stadium:

This was added on June 12, 1940, the day the city took over the IRT, and the day after the IRT Ninth Avenue Line was closed south of 155th Street. It was done partly to provide for movements that the Ninth Avenue Line had served.

168th Street:

This was in place by 1948.

Bleecker Street:

Court Square:

The IND internal transfer was added somewhat recently, in the 1990s.

The MetroCard transfer to the IRT was added on December 16, 2001, when the IND 63rd Street Line was completed and G service was cut back to Court Square during peak hours. This transfer is free for MetroCard users within two hours of the original boarding.

World Trade Center:

IRT/BMTEdit

14th Street-Union Square:

This was in place by 1948.

Atlantic Avenue:

Court Street–Borough Hall:

This was in place by 1948.

Botanic Garden:

When the Franklin Avenue Shuttle reopened on October 18, 1999, this passageway, which was occupied and blocked by a Transit police station, was opened.

Canal Street:

Chambers Street:

This was in place by 1948. It appears the passageway didn't open until September 1, 1962.

Queensboro Plaza:

IND/BMTEdit

Fourth Avenue-Ninth Street:

14th Street-Eighth Avenue:

This was in place by 1948.

34th Street-Herald Square:

This was in place by 1948.

Broadway Junction:

This was in place by 1948.

Essex–Delancey Streets:

This was in place by 1948.

Franklin Avenue:

When the elevated BMT Fulton Street Line was closed west of Rockaway Avenue on May 31, 1940 (the day before the city took over the BMT), free transfers were given between the Franklin Avenue Shuttle and the underground IND Fulton Street Line starting on June 1. This transfer still used transfer slips, with no passageway inside fare control, until the recent rebuilding of the shuttle.

Metropolitan Avenue–Lorimer Street:

This was in place by 1948.

Jamaica Center:

This and the next opened on December 11, 1988, when both Archer Avenue Lines opened. The BMT line runs one level under the IND line.

Sutphin Boulevard:

Additionally the Chrystie Street Connection and 60th Street Tunnel Connection carry trains between these two divisions.

Former transfersEdit

155th Street:

This was added on June 12, 1940, the day the city took over the IRT, and the day after the Ninth Avenue Line was closed south of 155th Street and turned into the Polo Grounds Shuttle. That shuttle was closed on August 31, 1958.

Ditmas Avenue:

Both of these lines were part of the BMT Culver Line until October 30, 1954, when the IND South Brooklyn Line was connected to it, and the BMT Culver Line was severed, providing mainly shuttle service until it was closed on May 10, 1975. The transfer was a simple same-station transfer.

From 1959 on, only the Culver Shuttle ran, necessitating a transfer between two BMT services as Ninth Avenue for through passengers to reach this transfer. At that station, BMT West End Line trains were on the upper level, with shuttle trains below.

Jay Street:

This was added on March 6, 1950; before that a free transfer was provided between the Myrtle Avenue Line and streetcars to Manhattan (which replaced the elevated over the Brooklyn Bridge). Outbound it was only free for passengers getting on the IND Eighth Avenue Line (which becomes the Fulton Street Line) at Broadway-Nassau Street, which was close to the former end of the elevated at Park Row. Inbound it was free only for passengers getting on the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line west of Broadway, where a transfer could be made to the BMT Broadway (Brooklyn) Line. In both cases a transfer slip was obtained when paying the fare for the first line. The Myrtle Avenue Line was cut back to Broadway and the transfer was discontinued on October 3, 1969.

Rockaway Avenue:

When the elevated BMT Fulton Street Line was closed west of Rockaway Avenue on May 31, 1940 (the day before the city took over the BMT), free transfers were given to the underground IND Fulton Street Line starting on June 1. The rest of the BMT elevated was closed on April 27, 1956, ending transfers; the eastern part was connected to the IND subway for through operation on April 29.

ReferencesEdit

  • NYCsubway.org - Historical Maps
  • Last Train is Run on Fulton St. 'El', New York Times June 1, 1940 page 11
  • Two 'El' Lines End Transit Service, New York Times June 12, 1940 page 27
  • Last 'El' Train Over Brooklyn Bridge Carries Few to Mourn Over Time's Changes, New York Times March 6, 1944 page 21
  • Bridge Trolleys Vanish on Monday, New York Times March 2, 1950 page 24
  • Bronx-Coney Line is Opened by IND, New York Times October 31, 1954 page 73
  • First Leg of Rockaways Transit Opened at Cost of $10,154,702, New York Times April 30, 1956 page 24
  • 155th St. El Expires, New York Times September 1, 1958 page 27
  • New Platform for IRT Locals at Brooklyn Bridge to End Jams, New York Times September 1, 1962 page 42
  • 1,200 on Last Trip on Myrtle Ave. El; Cars Are Stripped, New York Times October 4, 1969 page 23
  • Brooklyn's Culver Shuttle Makes Festive Final Run, New York Times May 12, 1975 page 20
  • All Aboard...Somewhere...for Subway Changes!, New York Times December 12, 1988 page B1
  • Subway Shuttle Gets $74 Million Makeover, New York Times October 18, 1999 page B3
  • Once Scorned, Now Shiny, Shuttle Returns, New York Times October 24, 1999 page CY10
  • The Opening of the new 63 St Connector, MTA New York City Transit
  • V Train Begins Service Today, Giving Queens Commuters Another Option, New York Times December 17, 2001 page F1


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